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Author Topic:   Shaw or GRT
bv6000
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted September 12, 2004 09:42 AM  
I've narrowed down my choices to these two manufacturers for my modified. Would appreciate any feedback about tech support or any other positives or negatives about these cars. Thanx

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted September 12, 2004 01:51 PM  
GRTS LOOK PRETTY GOOD TO ME AND YOU CAN BUY THEIR ROLLER KIT UNASSEMBLED FOR LIKE 5800. I WOULD GO WITH THE GRTS SINCE MODS ARE BASICALLY LATEMODELS NOW AND ITS HARD TO ARGUE WITH HOW GOOD GRT'S LATEMODELS ARE.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted September 12, 2004 05:22 PM  
Didn't Bloomquist run a Shaw at the Alltel 100? I'm sure there were GRT's there too. Guess I'd base my decision on which was more convenient as far as setup help and repair, if needed.

norightturn
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 159
posted September 13, 2004 05:46 AM  
Shaw...period. Easy to setup and you dont have to change much on the car to run different tracks. Besides their tech support is second to none.

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted September 13, 2004 06:39 AM  
I have owned a GRT modified for a few years now. Everytime I have called to talk about chassis setup, I have always talked to someone that was courteous and knowledgeable. In the past I have even talked to Wendell Wallace about chassis setups.

I don't spend big money with them, but am still treated with respect. They build a quality and safe product.

Last winter we stopped in to tour their shop and they were more than willing to spend whatever time it took to answer our questions.

I'm very happy with my GRT modified. In fact it is for sale. And I am looking for a GRT late model.


Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 724
posted September 13, 2004 01:02 PM  
Harris are the cars around here. We have run a Shaw SLM, Rockt SLM and now a friend has a GRT. For some reason that GRT cannot come up with, there cars don't do well on our track. His GRT is a 4-8th place car here and at the two other tracks we run at he is 1-3rd place car. The GRT mods fair the same. Check your track or tracks you are going to run at and go talk to the guys in the pits and see what the top guys are running.

thesmoothshoe
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted September 13, 2004 02:04 PM  
hey norightturn, i assume you own a shaw? what year\suspension setup? what makes them different from other car makes as far as ease of setting up? i don't know of any shaws that i run against regularly so i've never been able to take a look at one. are they built strong? like a harris- very beefy in the driver door and stuff? thanks for the input

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted September 13, 2004 02:35 PM  
i looked over a shaw and did not like the rear stub on them, my opinion. they are very fast. i have not looked at grt very close.
as far as tech support kevin and the other shaws are GREAT PEOPLE.
if i was too get a late model i would get a rocket or shaw, but i dont know about a mod, like i said they are fast and easy to set up but i do not like the rear stub. i run a track that has alot of crashes under caution, cars running up under the back so when picking out a car that is a main criteria for me.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted September 13, 2004 02:39 PM  
i looked over a shaw and did not like the rear stub on them, my opinion. they are very fast. i have not looked at grt very close.
as far as tech support kevin and the other shaws are GREAT PEOPLE.
if i was too get a late model i would get a rocket or shaw, but i dont know about a mod, like i said they are fast and easy to set up but i do not like the rear stub. i run a track that has alot of crashes under caution, cars running up under the back so when picking out a car that is a main criteria for me.

thesmoothshoe
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted September 13, 2004 05:37 PM  
anyone got pictures that show the frames of either of these cars well?

flying3j
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted September 13, 2004 05:48 PM  
I've fun a shaw for two years now. only problem I've had is with the motor mounts,have to replace them about half way thru the season. have taken some pretty stout hits in back and haven't bent anything, well bumpers of course.
01 shaw originally a 3 link, have since converted to a 4/swingarm car is fast on wet or slick,did take sometime to get it there.

norightturn
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 159
posted September 17, 2004 06:27 AM  
Smoothshoe,

I run the 04 4 bar setup off the sheet. The Jbar is the only real adjustments I make. You can use the throttle to control how high the car gets up on the bars which drastically affects the handling. I ran 2 big shows in 2 weeks with the same setup one was a heavy tight 1/4 and one was a big sweeping dryslick 3/8s. Only changed the Jbar and tire pressures. Top 3s at both races. They are tough in the door area and a lil lighter in the rear than I like, but I have taken some hard licks and it is holding up real well after 24 nights. You wont believe the forward bite in these cars. I have got a new one coming in for sale if you are interested PM.

Nayr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted September 24, 2004 07:24 AM  
I am interested in knowing a little more about the new car you have coming. Is it just a chassis or what stage of completion is it.

norightturn
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 159
posted September 24, 2004 07:48 AM  
I just order the bare frames with floor pan, door plate bumpers and nerfs then whoever is interested can add whatever they want all the way up to full roller or turnkey. PM if you are interested.

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